Figma next steps, is Design Thinking overhyped, the UX of Stable Diffusion

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “It’s 2022. Figma has completely taken over the Product Design world over the last four years. It’s rare to see a company gain such rapid adoption across an entire industry so quickly. With that kind of growth comes a lot of problems. The product accrues debt in different areas (both… Continue reading Figma next steps, is Design Thinking overhyped, the UX of Stable Diffusion

Does UX have an imposter problem?

8 reasons it might be them, not you. Illustrations throughout by Emma Clayton Eyes cast down, she whispered, “I feel like UX is a dance club that I can’t get a ticket into.” A heavy silence hung in the air. This, after two years working at one of the largest technology firms, in what most of us would consider… Continue reading Does UX have an imposter problem?

Top 5 Web Design Trends That Will Stick in 2022

Posted · Category: Best Collections, Design Web design trends don’t just appear out of the blue. They arise in response to people’s thinking in terms of their needs and comfort zones. We tend to welcome change, as long as its for the better and doesn’t create chaos during a transition from one condition to the… Continue reading Top 5 Web Design Trends That Will Stick in 2022

How to Work for Free Without Wrecking Your Career

Choosing to work for free, pro bono, gratis, without charge is something that most of us find ourselves doing at one time or another. Whether we’re filling a hole in our portfolio, there’s a friend or relative we feel beholden to, or because there’s an opportunity to aid a cause we value. Recently, I agreed… Continue reading How to Work for Free Without Wrecking Your Career

3 Ways to Design More Inclusively

Inclusive design is often mistaken for accessibility, or even used as an interchangeable term, which is a good indication that most designers don’t know what it means. Accessibility is a process that seeks to mitigate issues in a design that is not sufficiently universal; inclusive design increases the universality of the design. In real-world terms,… Continue reading 3 Ways to Design More Inclusively

Where are we headed with technology?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Observations from a product designer. Cyberpunk 2077 — few would refuse to live here if given the choice. 1. We will have second lives in a massive virtual environment. It won’t exactly be like Ready Player One, but our primary social gatherings will shift to entirely virtual settings. In fact, this transition has… Continue reading Where are we headed with technology?

9 Social Media Marketing Myths to Dispel and Leave Behind in 2021

0 Shares Currently, the worldwide social network penetration rate is nearly 54%. That’s a very reason why it’s out of the question that social media marketing becomes essential for a business of every size and kind. However, it’s effective only if it’s used in the right way. Yet several annoying myths can harm your business.… Continue reading 9 Social Media Marketing Myths to Dispel and Leave Behind in 2021

4 Tips to Successfully Manage Your Remote Design Team in 2020

Managing remote design teams presents most designers with a different work environment, one that shares similar workplace challenges with a traditional workplace setting.  When working with a team you rarely meet in real life, how do you continue staying productive, maintaining quality, and delivering client projects on time?  And how do you ease tensions that… Continue reading 4 Tips to Successfully Manage Your Remote Design Team in 2020

How to Make Hyper-Personalization in Web Design Work For You

Personalization; it’s probably one of the most important design trends to emerge in recent years.  As consumers in all industries become more demanding, they’re increasingly searching for online experiences that are customized to suit their individual needs and expectations.  Today, personalization exists in virtually every digital interaction, from adverts on social media to PPC campaigns… Continue reading How to Make Hyper-Personalization in Web Design Work For You

4 Strategies to Boost Your Website’s Conversion Rates

Picture this scenario. The top end of your marketing funnel is starting to run like a well-oiled machine. Each month, more and more visitors are streaming to your site via your increasingly effective email campaigns, Facebook ads, and content marketing strategy. Much to your consternation, though, this increase in traffic doesn’t translate to a proportionate… Continue reading 4 Strategies to Boost Your Website’s Conversion Rates

You’re holding it wrong — How to blame your users

[unable to retrieve full-text content] You’re holding it wrong — How to blame your users The customer is always right. See that black line in the middle photo? If you touch it, you’re “holding it wrong”. The iPhone is a beautiful device. Every version of it has been, but my favorite was the blocky, squared-off shape of the iPhone 4… Continue reading You’re holding it wrong — How to blame your users

20 Freshest Web Designs, August 2020

In this month’s collection of the freshest web designs from the last four weeks the dominant trend is attention to detail. You’ll find plenty of animation, in fact, almost every one of these sites uses animation to a greater or lesser degree. Let’s dive in: Globekit Globekit is a tool that allows developers to quickly… Continue reading 20 Freshest Web Designs, August 2020

All About Avenir & Fonts Similar to Avenir

Created by legendary type designer Adrian Frutiger and released in 1988, Avenir is one of the most widely used typefaces in corporate branding. Repeatedly voted by designers as one of the most beautifully designed typefaces, the Avenir font family was Frutiger’s masterwork and continues to be popular in logo design and brand identities today.   Read more… Continue reading All About Avenir & Fonts Similar to Avenir

How to Use Elementor Templates: A 101 Intro

There’s a reason why so many people have turned to WordPress page builder plugins: they can make building even the most complex page layouts and features a relative breeze. It’s no wonder then, that Elementor has become the go-to page builder on the market. It not only simplifies content creation; the plugin also boasts some… Continue reading How to Use Elementor Templates: A 101 Intro

How to Contribute to Open Source TypeScript Projects — SitePoint

If you think of the ideas of open source applied to information in an encyclopedia, you get to Wikipedia – lots and lots of small contributions that bubble up to something that’s meaningful. – Matt Mullenweg One of my favorite aspects of open source is the fact that anyone can contribute! It’s like “productive volunteering”… Continue reading How to Contribute to Open Source TypeScript Projects — SitePoint

Web Builder Software to Launch a Perfect Website in 2020

For the past decade and a half, there have been free web builder software available that are designed to create forgettable, bland webpages. That is of course unless you’re willing to fork over a good chunk of money to open up the tools that will breathe life into the page. Very few web builder software are… Continue reading Web Builder Software to Launch a Perfect Website in 2020

How to Install WordPress

What You’ll Be Creating So you want a WordPress site? That’s great. WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (or CMS), and for good reason. With WordPress, you can get yourself a flexible, scalable, and user-friendly website. The software itself is free, and all you have to pay for is the hosting you’ll… Continue reading How to Install WordPress

Is Your Design Team Consulting These People on Every Project?

Every design team wants to complete their projects quickly and efficiently without any fuss. Sometimes that involves excluding people whose input doesn’t seem necessary. However, sometimes there are reasons to consult people outside of your team.  To deliver a superior final product, think about consulting the following people throughout the life of each project.  1.… Continue reading Is Your Design Team Consulting These People on Every Project?

How Many Types of X Acronym Are There? And Does It Matter?

One of the problems with coining a term like “user experience” or its acronym counterpart “UX” is that it opens up the floodgates for other trendy experience-related acronyms to enter the web design lexicon. CX, DX, EX, HX, JX, PX, UX, (U)XD… Is all of this really necessary though? While I don’t think you need… Continue reading How Many Types of X Acronym Are There? And Does It Matter?

How Website Designers Can Create New Revenue Streams by Monetizing Their Knowledge

Your area of expertise is in web design, but does that mean the only way you can make money is through the hours of work you spend building websites? Of course not.  It’s not just your skills that are valuable. Your knowledge is, too. Monetize Your Knowledge; Create New Revenue Streams Think about how many… Continue reading How Website Designers Can Create New Revenue Streams by Monetizing Their Knowledge

How to Use HTML5 “picture”, “srcset”, and “sizes” for Responsive Images

<picture> is an HTML5 element designed to give us more versatile and performant responsive image functionality. Instead of loading a single image and trying to resize it to suit all possible viewport sizes and layouts, the picture tag loads multiple images of different sizes and resolutions, choosing the best fit for different scenarios. How Does <picture>… Continue reading How to Use HTML5 “picture”, “srcset”, and “sizes” for Responsive Images

ECommerce Metrics That Matter

It’s nearly 2020, and every eCommerce brand should be using key metrics to pinpoint advertising, boost sales and improve fulfillment.  Emma Miller, Senior Editor at Bizzmark, calls metrics the “one thing that can make or break your online presence.” She goes on: “To succeed in the competitive online market, you need to set measurable goals,… Continue reading ECommerce Metrics That Matter

How to Create an Online Store with WordPress and BigCommerce

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make a WordPress shopping cart, using the BigCommerce WordPress plugin. We’ll go over the following things (in both video and written format, choose whichever you prefer!): What is BigCommerce (and the concept of “headless”)? How to download the plugin and create an account Setting up… Continue reading How to Create an Online Store with WordPress and BigCommerce

How to Tell If You’re Destined to Be a Graphic Designer

Some people are incredibly talented and are destined for design. They have a killer eye for aesthetics and branding. Should you learn how to become a graphic designer? Here are some signs you were meant for a career in design. You Love Combining Typefaces You see typefaces in a different way. With so many typefaces… Continue reading How to Tell If You’re Destined to Be a Graphic Designer